Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Promotion Disease Prevention
All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission
Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application. All application materials need to be submitted through SOPHAS
Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university.
Most students enter with Master’s or other advanced degrees, although exceptional students with Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous coursework.
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
- This applies to current or former UNMC students.
- Photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted.
- WES reports should be sent directly from WES to SOPHAS.
- Please ensure that you enter your SOPHAS ID number on your WES evaluation request to ensure your evaluation can be matched to your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation one letter from a faculty member in the applicant’s previous program. Two letters from academic or professional references.
Statement of Intent
A 700-1000 word statement of intent which supports interest areas, career goals, and preferred faculty mentor.
Resume or CV
A resume or curriculum vitae.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE Institutional Code 0695
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but most successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.
- GRE Institutional Code 0695
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. Minimum scores of 550 (paper), 213 (Computer), and 80 (Internet) are required.